The Madeira Film Festival accepts submissions via on 4 online platforms including Film Freeway, Click For Festivals, Festhome and Film Festival Life. Submission fees range from 30 – 50 Euros and 4 nights complimentary hotel accommodation will be provided for exhibiting filmmakers during the festival in Funchal.Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for direct submission links.MFF is privileged that exhibiting filmmakers are willing to attend the festival.Read More
The Madeira Film Festival is non competitive. Rather than giving filmmakers a prize each delegate receives the ‘Laurissilva Ambassador’ award in recognition of their hard work and also as a measure to help create awareness of Madeira’s endemic Laurissilva forest. Thanks to coveted location and venue Madeira Film Festival has become the key annual film event on the island and indeed a major player on the Portuguese festival circuit.Read More
The Madeira Film Festival is immensely proud and privileged that the annual event is staged between Reid’s Palace Hotel and the Municipal Theatre in Funchal.Considered to be one of Europe’s finest establishments Reid’s is synonymous with grandeur, George Bernard Shaw, Gregory Pech, Roger Moore, afternoon tea and splendid views across the bay of Funchal.The Municipal Theatre is kindly provided by the Camera Municipal Funchal for the duration of the fest.Read More
Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are a haven of natural beauty exposing in particular the tree lined Jacaranda’s boasting a deep purple. The springtime like temperature felt all year round beckons outdoor activities ranging from levada walks to mountain biking.In such a naturally welcoming environment balance and well being are taken for granted, Madeira offers various tourist complexes with direct access to the ocean.Read More
Festival Highlights 2015
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Alexandre O’ Phillipe / Filmmaker
An ENORMOUS thank you once again for what turned out to be one of the most memorable weeks on the festival circuit with my documentary. As you know I have been extremely fortunate to accept invitations from well over 100 festivals during my young career and I…
Daniel Nettheim / Filmmaker
I would like to thank you both again for inviting me and my family to attend your wonderful festival and the great time you showed us while we were there. It was a pleasure to meet you and your entire staff as well as the great array…
Kyle Eastwood / Musician
On April 30th I arrived into Madeira to perform for Madeira’s first Film Festival. On arrival, I was graciously welcomed by Aitken and Federica, from the Film Festival. The next day, I had the day off to take in the natural beauty of the Island. It’s magical….
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Madeira Film Festival is most honoured that the Duke of Braganza has agreed to be the festival’s patron. (Portuguese: Duque de Bragança) The House of Braganza is one of the most important titles in the peerage of Portugal. Since the House of Braganza acceded to the throne of Portugal in 1640, the male heir of the Portuguese Crown was known as the Duke of Braganza and Prince of Brazil until 1822, or sometimes also as Prince of Beira. The tradition of the heir to the throne being titled Duke of Braganza was revived by various pretenders after the foundation of the Portuguese Republic on 5 October 1910 to signify their claims to the throne.
Images from the past
All films will be shown at the Municipal Theatre, Cost 3 Euros per person.